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Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Statistical Graphs: Aids Cases and Deaths by Year and Historical Poverty in the US part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Using economic theory to predict outcomes: Applying stylized facts from the literature to the Solow Model part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Students often do not understand how to derive a theoretical model and how to manipulate it to get predictions. The emphasis of this pedagocial example is to show students how they can manipulate the Solow model to predict outcomes. Student develop a set of "stylized facts" from a literature search. They then used those stylized facts to manipulate the model to answer a complex real-world question whose answer is ambigous.

Discovering Economic Preconceptions using Clickers part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples

Student preconceptions in the economics classroom are an under-appreciated element of teaching. Here we describe how clickers can easily be used to determine student preconceptions and thus inform the instructor on the information that students bring to the classroom.

Clickers As an Alternative to Scantrons part of Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples

Clickers can be used to replace Scantron forms for exams. This can save considerable time and effort when it comes to recording scores.